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Sesame Street
Big Bird plans to run away
Air date May 8, 1974
Season Season 5 (1973-1974)
Sponsors J, L, 3
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 After Big Bird causes minor accidents at the Fix-It Shop and Hooper's Store, he decides to run away with his rubber wormie and starts packing.
Cartoon Kids hear an L poem.
(First: Episode 0198)
SCENE 2 Big Bird is all packed and announces his departure over the construction doors of his nest. He realizes he might get hungry though, so he starts packing some food.
Cartoon "Jazz #3"
(First: Episode 0002)
SCENE 3 Big Bird has three wagons packed with items to run away with, but realizes he has nothing to cook his food with, so he starts packing pots and pans and dinnerware.
Animation Sand L/l
(First: Episode 0632)
SCENE 4 Big Bird's wagon train has grown to accommodate toys and a television. He wonders what he'll do if he runs out of food or something breaks, so he runs off to get two more things.
Cartoon A little man misplaces his J under his hat.
(First: Episode 0231)
SCENE 5 Big Bird has tied ropes to the Fix-It Shop and Hooper's Store, but realizes if he takes those with him, David and Luis β€” for whom he earlier caused the trouble β€” will be there too, so he decides to go just himself after all. Except, maybe take his rubber wormie, too. And all the other items...
Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee.
(First: Episode 0473)
Legend of Lovely Lady Linda 01.jpg
Cast Bob reads the first half of "The Legend of the Lovely Lady Linda".
(First: Episode 0197)
Film Mad Painter #3
(First: Episode 0343)
Legend of Lovely Lady Linda 02.jpg
Cast Bob continues reading "The Legend of the Lovely Lady Linda".
(First: Episode 0197)
CT Wordsworth EXIT.jpg
Cartoon A young hipster dog explains to C.T. Wordsworth what an EXIT is.
(First: Episode 0281)
Song "Look Around, Look Around", a song about seasons.
(First: Episode 0556)
Cartoon While fishing one day, a boy catches the letters of the alphabet. Frustrated at not having caught any fish to eat, he decides to use his catch for alphabet soup.
(First: Episode 0004)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie shows drawings to Bert, and Bert has to guess what happened. Ernie has a drawing of an empty bird cage with an open door (the bird flew away), and a man lying on the ground with a banana peel next to him (he slipped on it). Then Ernie shows Bert an empty page. The answer to that one is that there was a cow eating grass, but the grass is all eaten now and the cow went home.
(First: Episode 0030)
SCENE 6 Bird Leaves Home Tag (0:18)
Animation The profile of a woman's head changes shape to the sounds of a Moog synthesizer.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
(First: Episode 0628)
Animation A grape blows reveille and inspects the "troops" -- 12 raisins on a slice of white bread.
(First: Episode 0618)
Cartoon Mr. Tweak can't sleep because his neighbor above snores, and his neighbor below sneezes.
Artist: Abe Levitow
(First: Episode 0528)
Muppets Mr. Johnson orders bacon and eggs, but he can't decide how many of each he wants. Mr. Johnson says that Grover takes too long and asks for two hot dogs and two pickles for lunch. Grover then throws a tantrum in the kitchen.
(First: Episode 0408)
Cartoon "Presenting -- the pencil!"
(First: Episode 0537)
Cast Gordon imagines what he would look like if he were a farmer instead of a teacher.
(First: Episode 0528)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie and Bert sing "Imagination."
(First: Episode 0493)
Cartoon "Presenting -- the saw!"
(EKA: Episode 0597)
Film A showcase of J words
(First: Episode 0631)
Cartoon "Presenting ... the window squeegee!"
(First: Episode 0540)
RFES Great People.jpg
Muppets Roosevelt Franklin Elementary School: Roosevelt Franklin's class is feeling bored when he comes in, so he asks them to name some great people. Some of the names shouted out include Martin Luther King Jr., Joe Namath, Jackie Robinson, John F. Kennedy, Ray Charles, and Michael Jackson (Smart Tina says her pediatrician, which gets her funny looks). Roosevelt says those are all great people, but there are two they left out, and one of them is you. You are as great as you want to be and nobody can put you down. After their spirits are lifted, Hardhead Henry Harris asks who the other great person is. Roosevelt Franklin names himself as the class responds in mock derision.
(First: Episode 0515)
SCENE 7 Maria plays "One of These Things" with pictures of a saw, scissors, a knife, and a baseball bat.
Muppets Harvey Kneeslapper sets up a bucket of confetti above a door, so that whoever pulls the rope attached to the bucket will get the confetti dumped on them. Instead, a little girl walks by and pulls the rope, so that the confetti lands on Harvey!
(First: Episode 0353)
Cartoon Sally the Spider skates with different combinations of her legs.
(First: Episode 0625)
Insert The Alphabet Dancers form a letter L.
(First: Episode 0449)
Film Hippos
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0415)
Cast Pixilation Patching Billboards (Big Bird, Bob, David) (02:42)
(First: Episode 0486)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
Cartoon The word EXIT walks out of the room.
(First: Episode 0635)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Bert asks Ernie about his day. Ernie says nothing interesting happened. Bert points out that Ernie went to the zoo, but Ernie says nothing interesting happened at the zoo. Then he talks about a scratch he got on his finger, and talks about how he got it, realizing in the process that something interesting did happen after all.
(First: Episode 0020)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L - Light
(First: Episode 0147)
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon Three men in a horse costume want three cups of coffee. (repeat)
Kids count 12 playing cards.jpg
Insert In voiceover, kids count out twelve in a deck of playing cards.
(First: Episode 0480)
SCENE 8 Goodbye

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